Ifé Franklin has worked as a professional artist and community activist for over 25 years. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Ifé began her arts education in high school, focusing then on black and white photography.
Ifé entered The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the late 1980’s Ifé enrolled in, “The Art of Africa,” course where she met her mentor, Master Adire Artist Mr. Stanley Pinckney. Ifé continues to created Adire (traditional West African resist and dying techniques.
Ifé owns and operates IféArt®. which produces sculpture, installations, drawing, collage, photography, and fiber arts. Ifé often works collaboratively with other social justice organizations, and artists.
Ifé believes it is her destiny to create and use her voice to convey her passion for the arts and her love for freedom, peace and justice.